Schuler, owner of the Branding Iron Restaurant in Scranton, presented
the council a petition with 192 signatures supporting the reappointment
of Scranton Police Chief Larry Alexander.
Gabe Faimon | Reporter
SCRANTON—Branding Iron Restaurant owner Paula Schuler presented
a petition to the Scranton City Council July 5, requesting reappointment
of Scranton Police Chief Larry Alexander. The council rejected
On May 17, the council rejected Scranton Mayor David Barnes’
reappointment of Alexander.
Schuler expressed concern and dissatisfaction about the decision
at a June 21 council meeting. She closed her comments at that
meeting by requesting the council to “give me two weeks
to put together a group. I will go door to door. I will get signatures.”
After presenting a petition last week, Schuler reported that 192
people, out of 200 who were contacted, signed the petition. She
said three of the 200 did not support reappointment, and five
were undecided. A total of 126 people who were contacted identified
themselves as registered Scranton voters. Two registered voters
did not sign the petition. No registered voters stated that they
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